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's lead, obama care plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. bu
knocked her over. mrs. obama, as you see was right there on the case. and then when little girl and shopping bag got right side up, all was well. there were kisses all around. pats on the head. then they bonded and then some. crisis more than averted. >>> when we come back, the secret millionaire making a difference very close to home. >>> and finally tonight, here, our making a difference report. this one involves a small town, a woman who lived there for many years, and a secret that turned out to be worth a fortune. her story tonight from harry smith. >> reporter: sims bury connecticut is a classic town whose roots date back to the 1600s. when kathleen died, she was remembered fondly. >> she loved the little kids. and that's where she put her energies because she built a foundation for them for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: tara serves on the board of ed. >> she was all about giving, not getting. >> reporter: single all her life, she lived simply with her twin brother bob in the house their parents left them. but no one knew she had a secret, a very big secret. turns
are seeing $15 an hour and a right to form a union. in washington president obama is making income in equality one of the pieces of his second term agenda. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than to increase taxes on the wealthy at this point in time because that's been ruled off the table by co
'll be that. y'all know the word that i'm talking about. obama care. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed. and neither is president obama. because he knows that of all his victories, over two terms in office, his legacy is ultimately going to be remembered for this one single word. i mean, what do you call the president who rescues the u.s. auto industry? obama care. what do you call the president who finally eliminates osama bin laden? obama care. what do you call the president who ends don't ask, don't tell? say it with me. obama care! heard the one about the president who pulled us out of the greatest recession since the great depression? yep, obama care. and what about the one, you know, about the president who reduced drug sentencing disparities? obama care. stop if you have heard this one. a group of underpaid woman and the president who passed a pay equity law walk into a bar -- okay, you see where i'm going with this. short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the affordable care act will loom large in the president's legacy, as the singular accompl
& friends" starts right now. >>> good morning. it's thursday, december 5. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. new details this morning. president obama watched his signature health care plan sink from the sidelines holding only one private meeting with kathleen sebelius in three and a half years. should he have been more involved? we report, you decide. >> it wasn't even private at that. the president pitching obamacare to the young people. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance as a lot of bartenders don't have it. >> that's right, get them tanked up. why the young people in this country, the ones who voted for that man you saw a moment ago, losing faith in the commander in chief. >> if you clean offices, put sticky pads on people's desks, buy health insurance so they have something to look at. it is a christmas classic played out under ground. >> stick your tongue on that pole. >> are you kidding? stick my tongue on that stupid pole? gee! >> a christmas story on a new york city subway station. did you ever lick a pole? "fox & friends" starts right no
of opportunities to push him on these big questions about obama care and other programs, right? >> you know, honestly when i've been interviewed i would rather somebody ask me hard questions because you can knock one out of the park when it's a fastball across the shoulder. if somebody is just lobbing things down in the dirt, which -pis what mathews essentially d, it makes both of them frankly look less than they should. >> have you ever watched obama get a tough question. one of our reporters asked him a tough question and he looked so outraged he couldn't talk. >> bret baier did the question with him and bret was pressing him, it was respectful, but doing the job of a real journalist and you could see obama bristoling with indignation, how dare him push me. >> maybe that's why the presidents are sort of going on lockdown now. talking about this earlier on the show they don't want the hard questions and therefore, having press conferences not even meeting with reporter mitt romney got testy with bret asking him tough questions. >> i'm going to start getting testy with you guys. obama has d
if obamas go off to hawaii again. >> all the sources we he have right now at the white house a two week vacation will happen sometime between christmas and new years or so. his sister lives there, still. >> his sister does. >> he agree up -- grew up there. it will cost the taxpayer $4 million. >> that's what it cost last year 4 million bucks, right? >> that's what it costs. >> does that count the shorts he has on there. >> i don't know. are you saying you like them? here is the thing. i think all presidents need to take a break, especially this one right now with all the obamacare headache. >> wouldn't it be nice though if he said you know what? this is a really rough time i will go to florida or something. cheaper. but his sister is there. >> president bush didn't play golf during the iraq war for those reasons. >> the second letter is from ann kay hill who lives in lebanon, kentucky. i'm mad that people like gates not donating. it is ordinary folks that gives the giving. it's incorrect there. >> it's incorrect. donald trump has donated as has dennis miller, johnson, golf owner. >> let
's right, george. that photo is of a chance encounter that senator barack obama had in a washington hotel room with nelson mandela back in 2005. a copy of it was also in mandela's office in south africa. that is somebody who the president saw, not just as a hero, as a great leader. but also as the person who awakened him to the outside world. in a sense, listening to the president, you get the sense that there would not be a president obama if it were not for nelson mandela. the very first public speech that barack obama ever gave was as a young college student in 1979, for mandela's cause, speaking out against apartheid in south africa. now, president obama hoped to meet one last time with nelson mandela in june when he traveled to south africa. i was on that trip. mandela was in no condition to meet with the president. but he did visit robben island. and there, you see him in the tiny cell that nelson mandela spent 17 years of his years in imprisonment. i can tell you, george, that was quite a trip to africa for the first african-american president. but without question, the emotional h
. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the knack tore begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. can the republican party capitalized on president obama's falling popularity that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. new poll from the research center is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florid
's not a news flash. to show no historical memory, elevate for partisan purposes the obama administration of the worst lying in presidential history is ignorant, it's offensive talking down to the american people. second thing is this, for republicans right now, if they're trying to win a republican primary, they're rewarded for being responsible. you throw red meat. saying things like they are taking lying to a whole new level or saying an iran deal is distracting from obama care. what's sad is he thinks they're politically important to protect his right flank in a primary. >> ironically, they'll hurt him in the primary. >> i don't you think? >> the more you whip up the anger on the fringe of that party the more it's going to work against cornyn. he's seen as a moderate, somebody who doesn't embrace the tea party values to their satisfaction. the more he makes that the level of play, the more it will hurt him. >> he's trying to inoculate himself, see, i can be just as inflammatory as you, as unhinged as you, i am one of you. at that point -- >> republicans have been doing this for all of
there had in 2004. did not go so well against barack obama. if this rule is right, it does not bode whole for scott brown in new hampshire in 2014 coming off of 2012, a loss in massachusetts. that's our fifth rule. what should we know today? we are going to ask our panelist right after this. my asthma's under control. i get out a lot... except when it's too cold. like the last three weekends. asthma doesn't affect my job... you missed the meeting again last week! it doesn't affect my family. your coughing woke me up again. i wish you'd take me to the park. i don't use my rescue inhaler a lot... depends on what you mean by a lot. coping with asthma isn't controlling it. test your level of control at asthma.com, then talk to your doctor. there may be more you could do for your asthma. >>> all right. it's time to find out what we think our guests should know for the week ahead. ana marie, we'll start with you. >> i'm going to start with "blackfish," it's a documentary about seaworld and the conditions the animals are kept in there. a lot of people have probably seen it. it actually gave cnn
is the fact that president obama has expressed support in the past couple of days for the movement that has drawn nearly 50,000 signatures on an online petition to secure the right to unionize. this woman says, we have to pay extensive rent, food, and metro. $10 after 11 years, it's just not enough. >> back here live, a typical fast food employee makes just $19,000 a year. some of these folks say they are willing to get arrested to get the point across. right now, they are on a lunch break. we will have to see what happens for the rest of the day. >> in just about 30 minutes, montgomery counties new minimum- wage bill will officially become law. giveeggett is scheduled to the bill his signature. a higher wage in over the next four years and would eventually reach $11.50 an hour by 2015. -- 2017. year more for a full- time year-round worker. income a billionaire has learned her fate for a crash that killed a woman in northern virginia. the co-owner of the mars candy company received a $2500 fine and her license was suspended for six months. suvctober, her porsche crossed the centerline on 50
a lottery. most lottery winners spend that money in a few years, unfortunately and certainly, right now we have less upward mobility and we are are down there as president obama mentioned with brazil and jamaica. this is not the american dream that everybody aspires to, and i think this is certainly a message that needs to be put out there. >> clarence paige, susan, thank you very much. >> you can watch chris matthews' exclusive interview with president obama, and that's at 7:00 eastern on msnbc. >>> nbc news has learned that former new york police commissioner bill brattin is returning to the job he had decades ago. the mayor is expected to make the announcement in new york. bratton held the top cop position in new york, and los angeles. he is also an nbc and msnbc.com contributor. the crime rate in new york city under his watch went down. we'll keep an eye on that. >> an american teacher in texas has been shot to death in libya. it happened in ben ga gassy. a former principal at the school said the teacher was killed while jogging near his home. no one has claimed responsibility, but we
these problems with younger voters regarding gay rights and immigrant rights? >> you are right. there is the split developing between the younger half of that generation who were less impacted probably by president bush and more by president obama and the struggles with the economy and everything else. if you look at the polling, it shows a drop in support for democrats and the republicans have not been able to seize control of this. especially gay marriage and marriage equality. that is supported by the generation and for the republicans to take advantage of the opportunity that has been handed them, they will have to handle that really well. most on college campuses, you see here most of the republicans are much more supportive of the issue. it's not a threshold issue. it's critically important otherwise a wasted opportunity to seize support from folks who are looking for other opportunities to support different leaders. >> one thing that the president's reelection campaign benefitted from was turn out specifically about african-americans. they have the turn out machine for 2
is right after president obama was elected senator in 2005. it was at a hotel here in washington. the president, then senator, was not on nelson mandela's schedule but he stayed strong and persevered and he got himself on that schedule. they had a brief meeting and there is an iconic photo taken that day by one of the president's aides, and that photo hangs in the west wing. >> the only photo that exists of that meeting, by the way. karen travers reporting live from washington. thank you. >>> mandela died at his home surrounded by his youngest daughters who were in london at the time attending a premier of a new film about his life. they left immediately after learning of their father's death. they asked the film be played until the end. the audience which included prince william, was only told that mandela died as the credits rolled. >>> they're also paying tribute at the famous apollo theater in new york. the marquee lit up in his honor. new york was the first stop on his u.s. tour in 1990. he wanted to go to harlem because the people knew about resistance and fighting for chan
. that's what i have come here to talk about today. >> president obama talking to a crowd from the think tank american center for progress. focusing on the economy and plans to grow the economy. right now the u.s. unemployment rate remains at a high 7.3%. at the live desk, back to you. >> new yorkers can ride metro north hudson line. crews have been work around the clock to remove debris and rebuild about 800 feet of track. four people died and 63 others were hurt when the train dera derail derailed. human error may be to blame. the director of the rail employee's union said engineer william rockefeller caught himself nodding off at the controls. he doesn't remember any of the events before the train left the tracks. rockefeller told police that when he realized there was a problem he reached for the brakes and they failed. data recorders showed the brakes were applied five seconds before the sliding. new today, cuba said it is ready to negotiate the release of a maryland man jailed in the country. in a statement, cuba said they are willing to come up with a solution in the case of alan
unilateral, one-year delay of obama care. just like in july right before the independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the one-year delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the website launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problems on the back end of the website that deliver information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. the administration has tried to hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless prior to the website's launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage that they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will now lose access to the doctors, the pediatricians and perhaps even the hospitals that they choose. at this point, one has to ask, what else are they hiding? you know, while the white house wants to claim that the healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obamacare is s
the magic shell went back to being a...shell. get live squawks right in your trading platform with think or swim from td ameritrade. president obama: what drives me as a son, grandson, father, and american is to make sure every hard-working optimistic kid in america takes the same incredible chance this country gave me. does the driving force in everything we have done this past five years. that is where you should expect my administration to focus all our efforts. the speedennis: president obamag it about himself again. dennis kneale and cheryl casone take you through the next hour of "markets now." unions a spotlight, protesters demanding better wages, collective bargaining but is it out of control? americans with chronic illness looking at soaring drug cost. all this and more on the next hour of "markets now." well here is a way to solve the economic problems, double or triple the economic wage. cheryl: bankrupt a few companies. dennis: let's go to stocks now every 15 minutes. nicole petallides, stocks are extending a losing streak and 25th straight day. apple one bright spot. nicole:
of the agreement right there. what's the reaction of the obama admks? what's been the reaction of the negotiators? do they have egg on their faces? do they look a little foolish from this agreement they've struck? we haven't heard anything from the current negotiators. there's also no stop in the missile testing. if iran has a nuclear weapon, if they have the fuel for a nuclear weapon, and if they have the capability to deliver that weapon through missile testing, i'd say they've got something. there's also no stopping terrorism from iran and there's no stop in human rights abuses. many americans aren't aware that there are americans who are eing held hostage today in iran. when ronald reagan dealt with the soviet union to try to end the cold war, ronald reagan handed the soviets a list of dissidents that he wanted freed. in order for him to begin these talks with the soviet union. he sent a signal to the soviet union. it said in america, we believe every american life counts. that sent a very strong message. in the case of the obama administration negotiators they didn't even bring it up. they d
too. but it's more manifest right now. indiana is the example he didn't vote for the affordable care act or obama care or dodd frank regular latering the banks and so forth and so on, it was other stuff. but the point was -- this is the data point. and this is what has many people -- the gerrymander has split the house. you have people on the far right, the far left. the president -- the districts are drawn. all republican, all democrat. in the senate, it's two things. the fact that no one votes the primaries, which is the point i'm about to make, and the role of big money. you asked me what changed? there was a case decided by the supreme court that now allows unlimited amounts of money to be donated to flow into the campaign. so what happened to dick luger. first -- this was not a secret election. there's millions of dollars on advertising. i knew there was a big election. everybody knew the election was coming up. the voter turnout on the primary, 18%. one in five eligible republican voters. the same thing for democratic primaries. who are the 8%? the most partisan, the most ideol
speak louder than words on this front. >> can't judge him on that front. he's right about the full campaign. it's interesting. he pulled back, tried to clarify on the obama care stuff. saying i supported him the whole time. >> not politically motivated. he said that. >> everybody judging do we believe that or not. i think it's an example of something else, something bad, an example of how toxic the game has got. even the wizard himself, bill clinton, can't say anything to the satisfaction of the media and to the parties who want to just stay bitter that even what he said has been taken and run with, even the wizard got caught up in the game. >> even the wizard got caught up in the game. this is unprecedented territory, though. the line the clintons have to walk with being potentially a successor, associating themselves with the administration, but not too much so they can represent change. even for a master of politics, this is a difficult line to walk. you can't overthink it and parse every statement bill clinton makes. we know the larger trends taking place, the clintons aren't g
us right now is columnist michael goodwin. he won the pulitzer prize and also voted for barak obama because in the beginning, you were sold on that, weren't you? >> i loved that idea. i still love that idea. i still believe that is what this country needs is to think bigger. you look at washington, it's polarized. the country is polarized. barak obama, however, has made it worse. >> in what way? >> i think he's a partisan. he's an ideological partisan and we see it on everything. obamacare being the biggest example where no republican ideas, no republican votes. only straight party line vote. you see it with the senate changing the rules to limit republican power. he's all for that. so this is a president who talks about uniting the country, but when push comes to shove, he only chooses one side of every argument and therefore, the country is more divided as a result of his presidency than it was before. >> i can't tell you how many times i've heard people say, it seems like he's pitting one part of america against the other. you would hate to think that's true, but you look at the
-- >> right. >>> let's move now to our political gut check of the morning. president obama is recommitting himself to closing the growing gap between the rich and the poor. in a speech he delivered from one of washington's working class neighborhoods, he said making the economy work for all americans is in his words the defining challenge of our time. here to talk more about this, john avlon, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> the president has talked about this and pushed to are this issue before. why now? >> the president and white house is pushing this idea. he wants to make this a signature issue of his second term. first of all going back to his roots as a community organizer, this is a president who cares about these issues. thiscy fundamental fault line in the current debate inside the democratic party. you have the centrist democrats of the bill clinton era that were always closest to business. then you have someone who is fixated and focused on addressing this issue of inequality over the course of this presidency
american. he knows that getting this right know matter how difficult, it's about making people's lives better. that's what the affordable care act comes down to these days. president obama is going to speak more about this and the affordable care act letter today. while i'm here with you led me spend some time describing how the law does these key things, providing security to american families, improving our health and also talk with how we're wee doing all we can to input the law the right way, fairly and flexibly. and that includes learning from our expenses with healthcare.gov. the bottom line is this. the affordable care act takes the most harmful a wasteful aspects of the system heretofore. millions of americans are already feeling those benefits, including people who already have health care coverage before. let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans, including more than 47 million women, are paying less for preventive care. we are investing and keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 and america's
%. much of this battle has been over the minimum wage of $7.25. president obama suggested that rates should be hiked to $10.10 an hour. if it were tied to productively ty, one study said that figure really should be $21.72. >> temperatures are plunging right now across much of the country. a blast of arctic air is bringing bone-chilling cold along with snow and ice storms. it's a different situation along the east coast where temperatures have been a lot warmer than usual. nicole mitchell has more. >> a bone chilling wind has already plunged temperatures by 20-30 degrees in half the country by 24 hours. the cold snap is bringing a brutal mix of snow, ice and sub zero temperatures, impacting 33 million americans. >> it's terrible. it's terrible. watch this time laps as it drops from 54 to 10. it's making an impact with a deep freeze, causing slick roads across america's highways. >> we're going to hit! oh! >> semi trucks sliding in iowa, across the west, some temperatures could plummet 40 degrees. it's not just the biting record cold. around duluth, many shoveling around their tires j
of people care about where sometimes lots of people will tune in. will tailor the a constitutional right to same-sex marriage? yes, there's a big part of the population that's interested in that. is obama care constitutional? a huge number of people will focus on it in an institution that won't adapt itself because it's very staid to getting that information out there. in terms of what it is we're able to do as part of a national conversation, it should be clear to everyone that we are hardly alone. so, for example, american lawyer media, for which tony now works, has this wonderful publication, supreme court insider, which is getting more information about the court. pete reports on the law, the justice department, the supreme court. instead of one platform in nbc news, msnbc, and the website of nbc news. so i do think that we are far from alone in taking advantage of the lower cost of distribution. we should talk about the economic models. tony operates on one. some of the materials free through the blog. some of it is a subscription only through the supreme court insider. pete's work
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